On April 28, 2006, as he lay in his hospital bed in Ann Arbor, Michigan, visions of celestial beauty were the last thing on Marv Besteman's mind. He had just had surgery to remove a rare pancreatic tumor. It was after visiting hours and his family had left for the day. Alone and racked with pain, Marv tossed and turned, wanting more than anything else to simply sleep and escape the misery and discomfort for a while. The retired banker, father, and grandfather had no idea he was about to get a short reprieve in the form of an experience he never could have imagined.
In My Journey to Heaven, Marv Besteman shares the story of his experience of heaven with astounding detail. Readers will hear of his encounters with angels who accompanied him to the gate, his conversation (argument, really) with St. Peter, and his recognition of friends and family members who touched his life. His story offers peace, comfort, and encouragement to those who have lost loved ones and gives security and solace to those who are grieving, dying, or wonder about the afterlife. Marv believed God sent him back to earth to fulfill this mission of comfort and reminds readers that God has work for each of us to do before he calls us to be with him in heaven. Secure in his belief that his book was the fulfillment of his own mission, Marv returned to heaven in January 2012.
- Great book that will make you excited to get to Heaven
I thought this book was a great book. It tells the story of a guy who spent some time there but had to return to spread the word about God and Heaven. It was pretty well detailed and the story flows well. I wish it was longer because I was deeply wrapped up in it. This guy who it is about is one lucky guy to be able to experience it first hand and be able to tell about it.
- Easy listening
Marv shares openly his trip to heaven while in hospital; although he provides much less detail than many other biographies in this genre. He sounds like a lovely gentleman and I enjoyed listening to his story. To be honest however, I would recommend a few other testimonies I have read, before recommending this one.